New From Ruger: Mark IV 22/45 Tactical

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Ruger announced three new pistols Friday afternoon. Along with a .45 Ruger American Pistol with a manual safety and a Mark IV competition model, they also introduced the new Mark IV…

What’s Wrong With This Picture? Maj. Gen. Darrell K. Williams Edition

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Fort Lee posted the above photo with the caption: “Maj. Gen. Darrell K. Williams, commanding general, CASCOM and Fort Lee, fires his 9mm semi-automatic pistol during qualifications today at the installation…

‘Blended Learning’ No Longer Mandatory for NRA Basic Pistol Courses

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The National Rifle Association gave an early Christmas present to their handgun instructors last year, announcing a rollback of “blended learning” NRA Basic Pistol classes. Details of that rollback have…

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The 3 Best Full-Size Pistols Under $400 MSRP

On a budget and looking for a full-size centerfire pistol with an MSRP under $400? Options are actually pretty thin, but that doesn’t mean you can’t find a good gun….

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3 Gun Debates That Will Never Die

Clickbait about clickbait. How meta is that? But again, these posts serve an important purpose. Not only are they entertaining (if we do say so ourselves), they also stimulate debate…

Top 5 Guns to Train A New Shooter

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I don’t think any of our readers will be surprised to see that at least one .22-caliber firearm makes this list. But we do have some interesting choices in store for…

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How to Focus on Your Front Sight: Guns for Beginners

Understanding the sight/target relationship is one of the most important and elemental goals for accurate shooting. If you can’t master this relationship you stand a good chance of failing to hit the…

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NRA: Top 6 Suppressor-Ready Pistols

The NRA writes [via ammoland.com] There’s been a lot of noise about the use of firearm suppressors lately (ironic, huh?). With the Hearing Protection Act recently introduced to lawmakers, the movement…

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Time to Buy a .40 Caliber Handgun?

Sam Hoober writes [via ammoland.com] In the past few decades, 9mm ammunition has improved by leaps and bounds, to the point where there isn’t much advantage to carrying a larger round,…

Top 3 GLOCKs You Should Own

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Guns are a lot like shoes: different types serve different purposes. Just as you wouldn’t play soccer in dress shoes, you shouldn’t hunt pigs with a pocket pistol. Which is why the…

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New From Armatix: IP9 9mm ‘Smart Gun’ (Destined for U.S. Police Departments?)

This Al Jazeera documentary on “smart guns” (click the image above to view it) is a remarkably even-handed look at available technology and the political “challenges” facing its adoption. Interestingly, The Trace’s embedded…

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Top 5 Most Painful Handguns to Shoot

If you’re shooting for fun, self-defense, hunting or training for one of those things, the experience is more enjoyable without pain. Whether you’re hoping to avoid pain or mix it with…